Black Star

This is a game I made in (less than) 48 hours for BitBitJam 2015, a retro compo to make a game for an old 8-bit or 16-bit platform (in this edition the time limit was 48 hours).

I targeted the ZX Spectrum 48K and the theme was Confronted Kingdoms. The result is Black Star, a Space Invaders type of game, that won in the "best platform use" category.

Menu screen In game screen

The compo requires the source code to be released, hoping that it will help others to learn and get into game development for the old machines.

Some comments about the source:

Downloads

blackstar.zip (.tap file inside).

blackstar_src_jam.zip (complete source code, includes README.txt).

If you don't have the hardware, you can still play it in a ZX Spectrum emulator such as FUSE (Linux & Mac), Spectaculator (Windows) or USP (Android, can open the ZIP file).

You can also play it online thanks to Qaop/JS (external site).